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Sep
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10 Best Google Fonts for website

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Ten Best Google Fonts for Designers

I’m a big Typekit fan – they have high quality foundry fonts that can elevate a design from good to amazing. However, while I prefer Typekit fonts to Google Fonts for their quality, I am learning that there are some drawbacks of using Typekit.

First, Typekit requires a subscription that is quite reasonably priced, but a pain for clients to have to purchase and renew. While the cost and extra effort of maintaining a subscription may be worth it in some instances, many times Google Fonts can get the job done for free. Also, Typekit doesn’t allow users to download fonts for mocking up designs. This makes it difficult to envision exactly what the final design will look like. Finally, Typekit fonts load slightly slower than Google Fonts. The difference in loading time seems so minimal to me that I wouldn’t shy aware from using Typekit based on that reason alone, but some of my developer colleagues would disagree.

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May
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Infinite Scrolling: Let’s go with new UX Design Experiance

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Infinite scrolling commitment a better experience for users. However, the good is often accompanied by the bad and the ugly. Once we understand the strengths and weaknesses of infinite scrolling, we can begin to use it to enhance our interfaces.

Human nature demands hierarchy and structures that are easy to navigate. But infinite scrolling sometimes leaves users feeling disoriented as they travel down a page that never ends.

 

Beginnings and Popularisation

At Google, it’s called continuous scrolling and can be also be referred to as endless scrolling. Briefly, infinite scrolling is a technique to make the browser auto load new content when the user reaches the bottom of the page so that it is not necessary to look for pagination buttons to go to a next part; the whole thing will appear just by rolling the mouse wheel.

This technique is notably used in the news feed page on Facebook; the images search results page of Google and the Twitter timeline. An interesting up-to-date example published for reference purposes can be seen at the Isotope jQuery plugin demo page.